Diana Simpson-Hinds, MBACP, BPS: Blooming Families
D S M Assessment & Training
179 High Street
The Honor Oak Wellness Rooms
82 Brockley Rise
Hello, my name is Diana Simpson-Hinds, I am a Psychotherapist, and I am passionate about working with families. I am aware, that managing a family can be challenging at times especially when there is a breakdown in communication. It can feel like each member is speaking a different language or from another world. This block in understanding can result in frustration as the tension builds making it hard to find common ground.
I support families who are having difficulties due to relationship breakdown, grief, anger and anxiety. These feelings might leave you feeling at a loss because you do not know what to do. However, talking to an experienced counsellor who is neutral might help you get unstuck.
Blooming Families was formed because of the work carried out when working in the private and public sector; such as, in agencies and in education. As a result, decided to expand the services to families experiencing conflict. Due to my personal and professional experience of similar challenges, it compelled me to assist other families. What I do, is, I provide a safe space where families or individual members can talk about their thoughts and feelings to find a solution to get them back on track.
In my work, I utilise art and play as a method for self-expression whatever, is appropriate for you! When working with the whole family, the intention is to empower each member to take personal responsibility for their self and feelings. Treat each other the way they want to be treated by showing respect, acceptance and being non-judgmental, at the same time, developing communication and listening skills to build stronger relationships.
I adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework for good practice to ensure that I meet my client’s needs. I offer various services such as face to face counselling, telephone counselling and online counselling so that support can be accessed from any mobile device. I also conduct self-development groups for children and young people in the community.
To find out more about my work and the services I provide you can call me for a free, fifteen-minute, telephone consultation.
I am here to serve!
Booking an appointment
You can contact me by email or by phone to talk about your reason for seeking counselling. I will explain the process to you and you will have the opportunity to ask questions before you book an appointment. At the initial meeting, you can talk in more depth about the issue you are experiencing following which you will have seven days to decide if you wish to continue.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a therapist in 2004; since then I have been working with families in agencies; social services; primary and secondary education; outreach into the community; in private practice in Barbados and England.
I have certificates in solution focus brief therapy; cognitive behaviour therapy and play therapy. I have a diploma in person-centre counselling; a BA in Psychology with Counselling studies and MSc. in Psychology.
I provide individual counselling; family therapy; group work for children and teens covering topics such as Confidence Building; Self-Esteem; Anger Management and Self-Awareness. I also work with individuals with phobias, addiction, stress, depression, bereavement, transitions, bullying, family breakdown; poor academic performance; abuse: sexual, emotional and physical.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Individual from £60.00 - 50 minutes
Family therapy from £90.00 - 50 minutes
Children and teen groups’ £40.00 - 60 minutes; per session
Concessions are made for people on low income and students.
I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to see if we are the right match for each other before making an initial appointment.
I am based in Forest Hill; online, phone and by email.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 9.30 am - 9.00 pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|